While some travel guides (meishoki) spoke of pilgrimage routes and maps, others catered to more tailored interests. Guides to local specialties (meibutsu) informed readers of the culinary delights and distinctive souvenirs of each stop on their journey. A meibutsu of Wakasa Province claims the central focus in this fishing scene. Nearly doubled over with effort, the ship's’ crew pulls in a large net of flatfish and the occasional crab. Wakasa Bay was renowned for its seafood, particularly for the flatfish that now fill the fishermen’s nets. Today, the former Wakasa Province belongs to southwestern Fukui Prefecture.